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FOX
Jul 26, 2011 5:00pm PDT
from all over the area including the big foam trucks from travis air force base responded and finally won the battle. back live a huge remnant of the cloud city hoovers for miles above the scene, slowly dissipating with the air current. here down below on the ground, an awful toxic mess that will have to be cleaned up and cleaned up soon. reporting live, tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> now again that fire started about 3.5 hours ago. i want to show you more live pictures now from news chopper 2 which is overhead. you can see there is not nearly as much smoke as it was earlier. although there is still pretty decent amount of smoke but at its height there was so much thick black smoke that you can literally see it for miles. we continue our coverage with sal castaneda. >> reporter: we're standing in this neighborhood here which is a mile west of where the fire is. you can see these houses, a little bit earlier people were outside looking at it and along the street people have been showing up to stand here and watch. since early this afternoon, people have been drawn to the fire but
ABC
Jul 26, 2011 5:00pm EDT
lightning striked. it almost threw him out of bed when the lightning hit. never been a big fan of lightning. >> not really, especially not. this also blew out the neighbor's computer. the surge protector didn't work. >> reporter: ed and his daughter live a block away. they were home when the lightning struck. >> i never heard nothing like this before. roaring thunder but this one was so sharp and penetrating, you could have your hair stand on your arms. >> reporter: others saw the fire company respofnltd the fire drew crew as far away as graysonville. >> then the fire went off. thought a tree would fall on the house. >> reporter: for now, it's up to the insurance company to determine how much damage was done. >> so far this year lightning as load to the death of one american in anne arundel county. a man was standing on a pier last month when a bolt of lightning struck him. >>> you have to be careful with the lightning. we're already emphasizing that -- that and flooding, which don't get much press but both of those are the two biggest killers. no flooding rain or leeting in. all
FOX
Jul 25, 2011 5:00pm PDT
streets than a bear. >> i like the view, and time that mountains but i am not a big fan of the woods. >> i talked to victor martin when he was on a lay over tonight and he says he is glad to be coming home. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco police released the names of two suspects in connection with a shooting on friday where a bullet struck a young girl. shadon caprice mitchell and lazarus thomas were arrested. the bullet struck a girl and the shooting was gang related and may have stemmed from a argument. the girl is in critical condition. >>> we learned today what authority found in the home of one of the us spects accused of beating san francisco giants' fan bryan stow. one suspect may have also been involved in other attacks that night. >> reporter: we have obtain these documents that show one of the defends a-- defendants attacked two other suspects and bragging may have put them on lapd's radar. these stetches take us inside the los angeles courtroom where the arraignments of louie sanchez and marvin norwood were delayed. disappointing news to bryan stow's girlfriend. >>
FOX
Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm PDT
. >> big improvements over yesterday. temperatures 5-15 degrees cooler than what we experienced on sunday. live look of the bay. haze out there thanks to a sea breeze. humidity is up, that's also good news when we are talking about fire danger. some of the highs so far. 90 degrees in santa rosa. 94 concord. 96 livermore and 99 in antioch. the final round up will come in the next half hour. still quite hot out there. we are going to get hotter come to see. we will look that highs tomorrow and talking about the sea breeze, we got fog and low clouds long the coast line, whether or not that will impact fireworks tonight. >>> the coast guard is planning extra patrols today. they had a helicopter over san francisco bay this afternoon. in addition for looking for anyone in trouble they were looking for people who operate boats under the influence of alcohol or drugs. >>> on the roads the chp is reporting an increase in dui arrests and highway deaths in california. between friday night and this morning 1,358 people have been arrested statewide, compare that to 1,329 last year. in the bay a
ABC
Jul 8, 2011 5:00pm EDT
this morning. there in time's square, people watched on a number of big tv screens. crowds in florida witnessed the last launch, live. these were images from the roadways were people stopped the cars and crossed the road to get the best vantage point. now, the last launch was a must see event at the maryland science center in the inner harbor. people packed the center to watch the launch on the big screen set up just for the occasion. many were upset that the program is coming to a close, folks pointed out, this isn't the end of space exploration for the u.s.. they want to go to the moon and back to mars. they need a different delivery system to get people there. the shuttle has done its service. it's time to move on now. they've built the international space station. >> reporter: they'll have a live tv feed as well. >>> today was a big day for the owners of a charles village pub, they're rebuilding the restaurant. fire burned it to the ground in january. the new pub will have more space and include a rooftop deck and patio and more employees. they'll be back open by next year. >>> a
FOX
Jul 1, 2011 5:00pm PDT
afternoon they received a big gift from a group of young men that lost everything they had. >> all seems like a bad dream. >> reporter: chris nistrum comes once a week to visit the kappa sigma home he used to call home. he and his brothers say it's depressing to see the damage. >> it's really depressing. >> reporter: the bedrooms were destroyed. their clothes and all the belongings burned away. the house is a total loss and unlivable. the community responded and the donations poured in. >> it made me smile to the point where i almost cried because i just, you just forget how many good people are out there. >> reporter: now the fraternity is giving back. they don't need all the donations they received so today they donated their cars with clothing donations and toiletries. >> just giving them a bag of food brought tears to their eyes, and i want to see that again just to know that we're helping out. >> reporter: sacred heart serving 300 to 350 homeless families a day and their biggest need is mens clothing and shoes. >> they experience tragedy and their response is to give back to the com
FOX
Jul 5, 2011 5:00pm PDT
under the big hack attack. the british tabloid news of the world has just been accused of hacking into a murdered teenage girls voice mail. that led her family to wonder if she was still alive and hampered police. >> if that is true this is a truly dreadful act. >> we are all completely appalled and totally shocked by it. we're determined to get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: someone hacked into fox news twitter account and falsely twitted to thousands that president obama had been assassinated. >> there were countless others who just retwitted the message because the twitter feed asked them to retwitt. >> reporter: a recent play station act was devastated. >> 77 million users with all their information got who knows how many credit cards. >> reporter: coyas was contacted by chase bank where she has no account. >> why should i even have an account with chase. if this bank doesn't know who it is that they need to notify. >> reporter: elenore mills covers hacking measures for sena. >> companies need to secure their websites and pass their systems. so much personal data is out there an
ABC
Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
state approved the legislation a few months ago. he says it will be a big part of his legislation. churches won't be performed to -- won't be required to perform ceremonies. it will affect families and equal rights. other states found a way to protect the fundamental beliefs. therefore, in the 2012 legislative session, i'm sponsor the legislation that protects the religious freedom and marital equality rights equally under the law. >> now, as you may recall, they passed the senate and stalled in the house of delegates. >>> thank you. 17 years after it went into effect, the pentagon is repealing the don't ask, don't tell policy. this comes two weeks after they were told that ending the ban wouldn't affect readiness. president obama certified the change that will be in effect in 60 days. there's opposition that worry it could erode troupe cohesion >>> new york is the 6th state to allow same sex marriage. it's good for the local economy they say. massachusetts allowed same sex marriage since 2004. it's contributed $100 million to the economy. weddings boost hotels and tourism industr
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
population down. that's a big deal for state officials. >>> the unemployment rate is high at 9.2%, but there is some hope tonight. a new survey from the national association of business economists finds hiring a likely to pick up between now and the end of the year. 43% of companies are likely to increase employment over the next six months. none of them plan to do layoffs. another positive trend is numerous jobs are offering. 5 to 10% have multiple job offers. who is landing these offers? mostly company executives. >>> baltimore city fire department has us is spended their ems training program amid-a cheating scandal. a few firefighter recruits were found with exam materials before they began being tested. they also ordered an internal investigation and each recruit was tested back in june will be retested. >>> a plan to build some condos is sitting neighbor against neighbor. ♪ whoa, whoa! 10:00 and 2:00, buddy. eyes on the road, right? hands on the wheel. [ male announcer ] the want-it, need-it... stay focused. [ male announcer ] ...gotta-have-it taste of mcdonald's burgers.
FOX
Jul 7, 2011 5:00pm PDT
sure there was no fuel spill. >>> and another crash backed up traffic. the driver of this big rig lost control of its truck which was carrying a modular building. by 10:0 it was still there blocking the two right eastbound lanes just west of the bridge. and the traffic back upstretched for miles. just before 11:00, crews were finally able to move the truck and the building on to the fifth street onramp out of the way of freeway traffic. >>> she'll be a free woman six days from now. we told you on tuesday that casey anthony was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year- old daughter caylee. but her sentence and her impending release aren't the only things people are talking about coming out of this morning's hearing. >> the defendant casey anthony is before the court. >> reporter: at today's hearing casey anthony learned her punishment for lying to investigators. anthony's appearance was different than the days she had been in court. viewers noticed she put on make up and wore her hair down. >> her release date has been calculated as july 13, 2011. >> reporter: today's hearing caps
FOX
Jun 30, 2011 5:00pm PDT
sense and decency. one of our nation's finest public servant. >> it is a big surprise but we should have known a couple of months ago you're getting pretty good at this covert op stuff. >> reporter: tomorrow former cia director will be sworn in. >>> in just hours, many of drivers will need more time or more cash to get around everyone though their trip hasn't changed. sal castaneda live in oakland to show us what's going to happen. >> reporter: here at the bay bridge toll plaza tomorrow, the tolls will go up for many bay area drivers. and for some hybrid drivers some key privileges will go away and that has some complaining. state issued gold stickers on hybrid vehicles become worthless tomorrow as those drivers will no longer be available to use the car pool lane while driving alone. the perk had been used to encourage drivers to purchase hybrids. >> the reason why i purchased the hybrid in the first place is to get that car pool status. >> reporter: his commute from oakland to san francisco will become more time consumer and expensive because of the -- time consuming and expensive
FOX
Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm PDT
by virtue of that big fog footprint it's going to burn back. but because it's there the temperatures cool. temperatures won't warm up to the 90s they're going to warm up tomorrow into the 80s. monday will be a little cooler than that. out toward the bay mid-60s. berkeley hill 60. out into contra costa county where it can get hot this time of year, tomorrow it's going to be warm. i would call that very warm. i wouldn't quite call it hot yet. as you go into the next couple of days you're going to see temperatures warm up especially for sunday. i'll come back, i'll have the specific forecast for your city back here in a few minutes. >>> a new hire at the oakland police department is causing some controversy. why the rank of hire say the hire is a break with tradition. >>> arnold schwarzenegger released a statement late this afternoon about the accident that sent his 13-year-old son to the hospital with serious injuries. >>> you might remember this scene. tonight we're learning what was going on in the harrowing moments before the crash. >>> we'll have your late breaking dev
FOX
Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm PDT
yourself arson big as possible, make noise, don't run and turn your back. reporting live, ktvu. >>> and parrots learn to talk to others from their mom and dad, the conclusion in the research situation at corenell university. they study the calls, scientists long thought they told others who they were, their gender and who their mate is. by switching eggs around nest to nest, researchers also determined that they learned the calls from the birds that raised them. >>> all right, our julia hayner has more. >>> and alex trebeck makes an appearance on crutches. new at 6:00. he helps to catch a burglar in his san francisco hotel room. the woman now is under arrest. the questions they're still trying to answer about the intruder. >>> plus, nearly 400 auto workers packed into a job fair geared just for them. the reason they police may may be desirable hires. >>> and more on the gray whale. >>> and coming up with a new idea to try to stay in business. the roxy theater is trying to apply for a license. they are using the nonprofit status to experiment with one day permits for beer sales
FOX
Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm PDT
hawaii. paul tam-mai died on the big island. he was rockclimbing when a wave knocked him into the ocean. araphicue crew found his body. on saturday david pots died when a wave washed him up on maui. he fell 20 feet into a hole. he ignored signs warning people to stay back. >>> in san francisco today funeral services held for the one passenger who was confirmed dead. ktvu's patty lee tells us what a survivor told the victim's family. >> reporter: leslie yee's life was remembered here in the city where he grew up and developed his passion for fishing. >> family and friends honored leslie yee whose body washed up on an island. the family encouraged thime join his friends on the fishing trip. >> he was a work ahaulic and we said this is a trip of a life time. >> reporter: there are no regrets. he died. >> doing what he loved. and at least they have closure. there are acceptable men still missing and yesterday the coast guard called off the search. >> like having a loved one on life support and pulling the plug. >> reporter: one brother is still missing. he is working to convince the s
FOX
Jul 6, 2011 5:00pm PDT
big concerns. >>> another hot day but some changes. i will show you where the fog will be tomorrow morning and the change you can expect from temperatures. >>> 11 families returned home after a gas leak forced them to evacuate today. pg&e crews managed to weld the pipe shut and stop the flow of gas. the problem started this morning. the contract crew was working on lancaster when it accidentally hit a gas line. >> i smelt a great deal of gas in the neighborhood. found a construction crew doing work for pg&e. >> 7 families remain without gas. pg&e expects to finish repairs in about an hour. >>> some neighbors are on edge about a major pg&e gas pipeline that runs behind their homes. they want to know if it is safe but so far they can't get the answer. ktvu's ken pritchett is on the scene to show us why they are concerned. >> reporter: underneath this sidewalk are two pg&e gas pipelines. behind that fence that is where the neighborhood is located. the neighbors say it should meet the strictest standards. pg&e say they do, the neighbors want proof. >> reporter: it's what they can't see
FOX
Jul 24, 2011 5:00pm PDT
. we can embrace the big fog bank. still a big factor off shore right now on the map, still a bit of a swirl in the clouds, we have an eddy and that wind, that southerly wind cleared off the north bay with that weakening the north bay will warm up but you can see clouds hugging parts of around bodega bay. move the maps to the south. there is that fog bank and daily city, oakland right now still has mostly clear skies, a live lock outside. looking toward oakland you can seat sun and temperatures this weekend not a big change. most area was in a few degrees of yesterday's high. the low clouds will be on the increase into the evening hours and that's all a part of the forecast for tonight. tomorrow clearing skies, near the coast and the extended forecast a bit 6 a bump in the numbers, especially by thursday and also into friday. this was the pattern for today and it'll stay around for tomorrow. there is a weather system up to the north with that, increase the marine layer, some neighborhoods will cool off for tomorrow. not much change into tuesday but then by wednesday, thursday and frida
FOX
Jul 10, 2011 5:00pm PDT
each other. >> after he started screaming and pushing big man came up, took him in a head lock, they got him down. > he was removed and questioned by the fbi. bomb sniffing dogs then swept the plane as a precaution. >> funeral services will be held form for the man who fell over a railing during an oakland a's baseball game thursday. shannon stone fell about 20 feet behind the out field wall. he was reaching for a ball thrown up by josh hamilton. the rangers say they plan to meet to discuss safety at the stadium. this he have stadium. >> now to the race for the white house and john hunts man talked about his plans to grow the economy during a campaign stop in florida. >> we will grow your way through tax reform and regulation reform and steps toward energy independence. >> the former utah governor addressed a packed republican headquarters in branton. he went onto visit three other cities in the sunshine statement the important swing state could see a lot of him. he has set up his national campaign headquarters in orlando. >>> tim polanti took a shot at michelle bachman this morning.
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm EDT
comes to the deficit, president obama says, we have to think big. >> now is the time to deal with the issues. if not now, when? >> he doesn't want a temporary deal, he wants a big deal. the democrats say that john boehner allowed to put it on the table and let the tax cuts expire. >> unfortunately, over the weekend, speaker baner said, i can't deliver and produce on my side. >> the republicans weren't on board for raising revenue. the president continues to insist on raising taxes and they're not serious enough about fundamental -- entailment reform. >> what's appalling is to see the republican colleagues essentially providing extortion. >> the goal is a deal before the next few weeks. that's when they'll run out of money. the u.s. government could default for the first time. the credit will be downgraded. you'll see good afternoon across the economy and the global economy. >> that scenario, social security checks and military paychecks go unspent. stock markets tank and that leads to massive lay offs. >>> well, you're looking for a way to avoid a ticket? well, there's an app for that
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
way to help them beat the heat. it reminds you of a big fat cousin when swimming down the ocean. they love their elephant size pool on a day like this. although evolution and life taught them many other ways to stay cool, they flap their big ears because it cools their blood. >> you can see she's coated in mud all the time. she goes more for the facial route than the pool treatment. >> reporter: cake on dirt. it keeps the water trapped in the wrinkles. for critters who would rather be hunting seal, frozen smelt on ice is the best way to beat the high heat. the polar bears are remarkably lay daptable but they have to watch them and be careful for signs of heat stress. >> look for overly panting if it's sweltering. we watch the heat index a lot. if we anticipate it being a hot day, then we take all the precautions. >> reporter: for some animals, however, this heat is nosmght cam mess are used to drier heat. some animals have cool houses to get out of the sun. this one has a fan for the know owls. for prairie dogs, nothing stops them from being cute, heat or cold. what about the mo
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 5:00pm EDT
started. and it's just a great time to be up here. coming up in a few minutes, we'll talk about the big rides. we went on them and we'll show them to you live in a few minutes. we'll head back 88 miles south in a minute. >> lots to do, looks like a great day. thank you. >>> the case of dominique strauss-kahn, the man was expected to be france's next president and he was taken down by new york accusation. prosecutors now say that the rock solid case may be falling apart because of questions about his accuser. here's the latest. >> reporter: dominique strauss- kahn walked out of court free after prosecutors said they had reason to reassess the strength of the case. >> it's clear that the strength of the case has been affected by the credibility issues relating to the witnesses, we're not moving to dismiss the case at this time. >> reporter: part of the reason for the doubt is that the investigators uncovered records that could link the maid to criminal activity. there's a bomb shell that could unravel the case. dominique strauss-kahn has been under house arrest and 24 hour surveillance. t
ABC
Jul 7, 2011 5:00pm EDT
causing big problems. the rainy weather forced 170,000 people to evacuate. mud slides damaged a bridge, the heavy rain affected traffic in some areas are expected to get even more rain. check this out, look at these clouds hanging over colorado. heavy rains, hail, beating up adams county, leaving a trail of ice balls and water puddles alongsides of the roads. cold front moved in earlier this week setting the stage for severe summer storms. >> now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate. >> jamie, one of those days you sit on the deck, ac, you have to go where the ac is. 92 degrees right now, but the humidity is off the chart. the dew point values are up around 70. sticky, sticky conditions out there. no question about that. hazy sunshine the story most of the day here in charm city. a few clouds bellow up later in the afternoon. for the most part, we stayed clear out the frederick way, just more of that hot, hazy sunshine and similar scenario in annapolis. let's take a look at maryland's most powerful radar right now and bottom l
ABC
Jul 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
for big time support. below, the children waited anxiously not knowing what to expect. then, she appeared to cheer and aerossed an applause. the show of love overwhelmed her. i want to thank everyone for all of the prayers. all of the prayers really helped. i'm really thankful. >> then, came lots of hugs! >> we saw the mighty hand of god and we're praising god, truly god is an awesome god. >> reporter: her journey to recovery will be a long one, today, she saw she won't make the journey alone. abc2 news. >>> what a great story! she's one tough cookie. >>> three children are touching the lives of several children berry family was vacationing in colorado and another driver crashed into the car and killed the parents and paralyzed two of the sons. justin bieber is helping. he's helping people find a way to donate to the family. >>> this is the 24th annual farm day in bel air. it was a hot day outside. we're still dealing with the hot temperatures. 101 is the humidity. the winds out of the west at 12 miles per hour. we have a slight breeze out there. the barometer is at 29.83 and it'
FOX
Jul 15, 2011 5:00pm PDT
looking for ways to operate. >> smoke is the big issue. tourists don't like it. there's too much smoke and they open till like 2:00 or 3:00. >> reporter: the owner of the postsays it complained about the lounge next door. >> they might close them down, and good for us if they close it down. >> reporter: tobacco shops operating in commercial buildings before december 31st 2009 can apply for a license that allows smoking in an enclosed space. >>> we just learned late this afternoon the name of the woman who's burned body was found in a quiet oakland neighborhood yesterday. oakland police now tell us she was 21-year-old monica roda from yuba city. her burning body was found early in the morning in the rock ridge neighborhood of oakland. they believe roda may have been killed elsewhere and set on fire in that neighborhood. police are not releasing any other information about the victim or any possible suspect. >>> in oakland the city is installing more than 100 new surveillance cameras in an area where a business owner was killed just a couple of months ago. rob roth is live now, he tells
FOX
Jul 21, 2011 5:00pm PDT
here at 5:30, why a government default could mean a big financial headache for california. >>> meantime word of a new plan to deal with debt crisis lifted stocks here in the united states. european leaders say they are drawing up a new plan to deal with greece's debt. in all the dow improved 152 points and the nasdaq 20. >>> we continue to monitor a breaking news situation. police and protesters in the street near union square. >> i'm back here in less than 10 minutes. we're going to talk about today being the warmest day of the week. and i'll show you the coolest cities for friday. e, i'd love some feedback. sure. your mom and i read that thing cover-to-cover. loved it. thanks. would you mind if i cut the lawn this weekend? only if you let me talk to your mother on the phone for hours on end. done. [ male announcer ] u-verse brings peace to the family. at&t u-verse lets you record four shows at once from any room and play them back on any tv. get u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6 months. in the network, everyone can get along. get u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6 months. your
FOX
Jul 17, 2011 5:00pm PDT
, where thousands gathered to watch the women's world cup soccer final on the big-screen. >> reporter: ken, here in civic center plaza, people were waving the stars and stripes all day, cheering on the usa in the world cup finals and early in the game it looked like the us was pulling off the win. twice in the second half san francisco crowd erupted when the us scored go-ahead goals. >> it could not have been more exciting. to the very end it was a nail- biter. >> reporter: this was a huge audience, perhaps 5,000 strong. a fan-favorite was the american goalkeeper hope solo. for the start of the game we joined petaluma's david solo, hope's half-brother. >> i'm really overcome with emotion and i can't believe she is in the final for the world cup. >> reporter: solo shared time with young soccer players and shared with us a text he received from home this morning. >> i just assumed she wouldn't get back to me today. he was no way thinking that she has bigger fish to fry today. >> reporter: in the end they couldn't stop the underdog japanese work won it in a shootout. the cinderella story
FOX
Jul 29, 2011 5:00pm PDT
francisco's number one attraction for out of town visitors and these sea lions are a big part of that. so when some of them are missing or injured it causes a big commotion. >> they're loud, a little bit lazy and well loved by tourists. >> you know you have to come to pier 29 and see the sea lions. >> they are very active and very cute. >> these animals are in really good body weight and condition so they can illude the rescuers. >> reporter: pictures taken at pier 29 caught what appeared to be fishing line around a sea lion. >> wrapped around their neck and you know it doesn't bio degrate. >> reporter: the fear is the monofilament will strangle the sea lion. >> it's what's going out in the ocean, these item k-s kill the animals. >> reporter: the marine mammal center has tried three times to rescue this duo. >> floating pier rescues are the most dangerous for the rescuers and really for the animals too. >> reporter: the plan now is to wait for them to wait assure for a land rescue. >> we don't want to chase these animals because by doing so that might actually cause the entanglements
FOX
Jul 14, 2011 5:00pm PDT
driver suffered minor injuries. the big rig's driver was not hurt. authorities are trying to figure out if it was the shuttle driver who ran a red light causing that accident. >>> at this hour another round of white house meetings is under way to try to resolve the debt ceiling dispute. there's new word in just the past hour of a possible bipartisan compromise in the works. that comes after a testy exchange between the president and a republican the last night. >> we have been in this fight together. any suggestion that the role that eric has played in these meetings has been anything less than helpful is wrong. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner rushed to defend eric canter. canter pushed the president so much that the president called out, eric don't call my bluff. >> this is for laws that are due for preexisting obligations such as social security, like the troops we have on the field. like our border security agents, our fbi agents. >> tonight there are reports that the democratic and republican leaders are working on a compromise. it would give the president more authority to
FOX
Jul 20, 2011 5:00pm PDT
muni station and said there may be more arrests and charges. >>> a new report finds there's been a big spike in the number of police officers killed in the line of duty and that california is the fourth deadliest state for such deaths. the national law enforcement officers fund said 98 officers have died from january 1st, that's a 14% jump. in california, five officers have died this year. the police say the recession forced them to cut budgets. >> we're putting officers at greater risks because we're not giving them the resources they need to do their jobs effectively and safely. >> one of the five californiaance who died in the line of duty was thomas evans of sacramento. he was killed in february in a traffic accident. >>> a bicyclist was hit this morning. the accident happened just after 8 a.m. at mission and fremont streets. that's an area that is posted with signs limiting turns to taxis and busses. police also say the 26-year-old cyclist was not wearing a helmet. >> everybody has to share the roadway, everybody should be cautious, you should always wear safety equipment. it's co
FOX
Jul 3, 2011 5:00pm PDT
. >>> speaking of which, final preparations are being made for san francisco's big 4th of july celebration. tens of thousands are expected to gather on the embarcadero to watch the fireworks. today at municipal pier at the foothill of van ness avenue, crews weries logged the shells for the pyrospectacular. organizers say about 2,000 fireworks will be shot into the sky during the 20-minute show. >> we have always got new products every year. so wait and see. there is a lot of nice stuff and clear skies. so it will be fun and exciting. >> clear skies is what we're hoping for. if you are planning to head to the city to see the fireworks, police suggest you take public transition. if you take bart, the closest station is the embarcadero bart station. we have an interactive man and you can find them on "the weekend extra tab," on ktvu.com. >>> a hazmat crew was sent to a hotel after i housekeeper's unusual discovery. the maid found what was first believed to be a mental lab n- at la quinta inn in berkeley. police say there were various powders in mixtures and containers. nearby room
ABC
Jul 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
home inspection, there's a big secret nobody has to share. tonight at 11:00, we'll show you how you could move into a meth lab. could be very hazardous to your family. drugs are a huge problem here in maryland. since 2004, police busted 13 labs, but they can be hard to track, because the labs can pop up and disappear quickly and their impact is lasting. >>> doesn't seem like a lot, but it might be 13 places that were not cleaned up properly, that families live in now, maybe a hotel room that was a mess. cook one night, two nights later a family is occupying it. >> tonight at 11:00, we'll show you how to track former meth labs. if you want to see those signs that your home may have been a meth lab in the past. does your house have a criminal past? you'll see our story pop up. we put this clickable interactive feature on the bottom of this story. you can basically look at the home itself and click on different target signs so you can see what they are frosted or blacked out windows. go inside the house itself to see other signs that might pop up. what you'll find around the house that
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Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm PDT
ceiling. the big budget items at risk and how that could impact you. >>> pansion plans could see major changes. the senate passed a bill that would bar employees from adding raises and bonuses into their pensions. the bill also prohibits double bip ins where they take another job to receive a pension and a pay check. the bill goes back to the assembly. >>> the coast guard searched 1700 square miles to find 7 missing fisherman. the boat capsized july 3. many of the 44 people were from the bay area. one body was found on an island. the coast guard plans plans plans to fly again tomorrow. his government is still searching for the men. >> prayers are with you. keep praying. >>> school is rallies around families of fisherman. students held a bake sale to raise money for the families. students wanted to help. he is always the first to help others. >> i just hope that she gets better. she is a good teacher. i will miss her a lot. >> there is another bake sale tomorrow. she posted today on facebook that they are not giving up. >>> back now to the civic center station. breaking news. protesters
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Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm PDT
closure means 11,000 people will soon be out of a job. >>> stocks staged a big rally today on wall street giving the dow it's largest one day jump so far this year. the gains came amongst optimist that a bipartisan deal will be reached to raise the country's debt limit. several companies such as coca cola and ibm reported increases. the dow up 232 points, the nasdaq up a little more than 61 points. >>> search and rescue crews are scouring the area at yosemite. the park says it got multiple calls that one or more hikers were swept over myrtle fall. we did the report of the immense powers of the fall this year due to record snowfall. rangers have closed mist trial as they investigate. >>> subterranean snags slow the schedules on the slide. i'm consumer editor tom vacar, the devil in devil slide still ahead. >>> also it's called the respect for marriage act. why senator dianne feinstein is proposing it and the controversial law that it would repeal. >>> new york city's major today said more than 760 couples will be selected to get marry on sunday the first day that same- sex marriage
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Jul 28, 2011 5:00pm PDT
warming. you can see the fog of course it's a big city out there and you can see out by twin peaks, twin peaks notching out the fog there. it's a topographic feature and it knocks the fog. that's why the noe valley, it's a nice little bay area microclimate. the temperature over the area will go five, six, 10 degrees warmer than what you would find in san francisco. mount diablo in the distance. upper 80s out toward livermore. there's the cool bite along the coast. and yes that's what summertime looks like in the area. that's about what you would expect, right along the coast 50s. inland, 90s. that is a little warmer but low mid-90s out toward sacramento and stockton. the heat is back and temperatures are definitely been coming up. they warmed up as we mentioned over yesterday by a few degrees. they will warm up again tomorrow a few degrees more. fog is back, it burns back by you know early morning like it did today. the sun comes out as you would expect in daytime highs for your friday. for your get away friday they'll be warmer than we were today. we walk through the bay area microclima
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00pm PDT
it's a big part of the 21st century. >> reporter: the next americans to go to space are to ride as paying guests on russian rockets. after 12 days in orbit. it's the shuttles final glide. john fowler. >>> and ohio state forfeits all of its games from last season. including the sugar bowl. ncaa could still impose tougher penalties. >>> an appeals court today upheld the right of a national football league to lock out its players. the judge hands the owners a victory. both sides in the labor dispute said today they are committed to reaching an agreement that would allow a full 2011 season. today talks focused on the rookie wage scale and free agency rules. bloomburg reports that the owners and players are close to deal on how to divide $9.3 billion in revenue. >>> the alleged rockefeller imposer pled guilty to charges today. the man is known for creating numerous false identitied over the last few decades. including that of clark rockeffeller. he is due back in court tomorrow. >>> 59-year-old kim fehei has been convicted of multiple code violations for his do it yourself home called p
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Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
fullerton, annapolis, bell air but the big daddy at inner harbor. we go live to christian schaffer. can you feel police presence? >> reporter: they always say they bring out the uniformed officers. there will be officers here tonight not in uniforms. we are starting to see some of the festival goers getting into the inner harbor l. has been music playing since noon today and that will go on right up until the show starts at 9:30 tonight. the actual fireworks are about a mile to our south in curtis bay and will be flying over us when the show actually starts. that is where two barges have been stacked up. you look for different kinds of fireworks. it is the 30th anniversary of the national aquarium. they are deploying jellyfish shells. we'll see what those look like. we're talking about half moon shells. in all more than 1400 shells going to go up in the show that is 18 minutes long all synchronized to music. they say it is going to be a great show and also a safe one. >> safety is our number one concern. we always do everything above and beyond safety requirements that are laid out for
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Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm EDT
guess the big line is the health department test tells us this type of meningitis is not airborne. family and friends are receiving antibiotics just to be safe but we're told they too are at low risk. early this morning the health department met with workers at the kurt avenue station there they addressed questions as best they could. >> after consultation with infectious disease experts at the state health department as well as the centers for disease control, we have determined that there is virtually no public health risk from this sad and unfortunate event. > >> reporter: all right again we have a 46-year-old mta worker dying of meningitis. the health department believes the general public is safe but they are going to keep a close tab on this situation as will we. jamie costello abc2 news. >>> thanks a lot jamie. we have new information tonight on that fire that left about 25 people in owings mills without a place to stay. we've also learned whether fire at the morning side apartment complex spread to some of the units. >> reporter: two stage three- alarm fire at the morning
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
. >> letters go to the next big thing. let's shoot to send somebody to mars. >> till the u.s. does design and build a new vehicle the u.s. will pay russia to carry astronauts. nasa is in talks about using commercial rock toots play to the international space station. >>> coming up in 90 seconds. students are paying more money while administrators are making more money. >>> and first there was this youtube video, the moments after police shot and killed a parolee from seattle, now police have their own tape of what happened. her diary. when you're done, i'd love some feedback. sure. your mom and i read that thing cover-to-cover. loved it. thanks. would you mind if i cut the lawn this weekend? only if you let me talk to your mother on the phone for hours on end. done. [ male announcer ] u-verse brings peace to the family. at&t u-verse lets you record four shows at once from any room and play them back on any tv. get u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6 months. in the network, everyone can get along. get u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6 months. hey parents, it's going to be a see, i'm not
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Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm PDT
strong job growth in the month of june, after a big job loss in may on the other, unemployment is up, after months of falling. >> led by silicon valley high tech industry, lawyers added nearly 29,000 jobs for june. the best one-month gain since february. the jump was a surprise considering how week the national labor market is, only 18,000 jobs were created in the same period. >> they need to do probably at least double what we've been doing so far. just to sort of see a real recovery. >> and more than two million people are still out of work. california lost nearly 1.4 million jobs and only 16% have come back. despite job growth, unemployment remained high in california, and the jobless rate ticked up for the first time since september to 11.8% last month, higher from may when it was 11.7%. and it's better than a year ago when it was at 12.4%. and an increase in unemployment rate with job growth means more people enter bid restarting their job search or moving into the state. >> and this is is a job expansion underway. not enough to get news a job growth and job recovery. >> high sc
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Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm PDT
. >> big news out of silicon valley cisco confirmed it's going to layoff employees next month. and there is one predicting up to 7% of the new work force. the company recorded about $8 billion in profits last year but has had a series of disappointing earnings reports n a statement, cisco announced it will cut a billion dollars in costs. and the next abc 7 job journal hire event is tomorrow from noon until 4:00 at hotel whitcomb. and wallgreens and u.s. mint are among the businesses hiring. >> there is no progress to report tonight in raising america's debt limit. president obama met and the president said he would not agree to a short-term extension to get a deal done. >> this is not going to get easier. it's going to get harder. so... we may as well pull off the band aid. eat our peas. now is the time to do it. if not now, when? >> he says there won't be a deal if republicans won't compromise for ending tax breaks for wealthyest american autos american people will not accept in the house cannot pass, a bill that raises taxes on job creators. >> and they agreed failure to do so co
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00pm PDT
night's a-rangers game and pledged to continue to ensure save environment in big league parks. he was reaching for a ball when he tumbled over a railing. it happened in front of his 6-year-old son, too. the firefighter died at the hospital. the rangers have placed a tarp over the area where he fell. >> and we're doing it out of respect for the family. so there won't be pictures taken of that area. we zront a long range strategy if anything is going to be done there at this point this n.time. >> and teams around baseball plan on wearing a black ribbon in honor of stone. the giants say they will inspect the park to be sure fans are safe there. >> bay area host another soldier in afghanistan. and his unit came under an atachblg he leaves behind a wife and two children from a previous marriage. and he was 36 years old. >>> a judge ruled a murder suspect is not competent to stand trial in the shooting death of a community leader. the 54-year-old died after being shot inside of the garage in june, police say he killed louis because he thought his childhood friend turned against him. the rul
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Jul 1, 2011 5:00pm PDT
increase police force quickly. and this is is a big hit to the general fund. >> oakland was not the hardest hit. san jose losing almost $4 million from a general fund. the city manager told us san jose will deal with the added difference at the end of this year. >> thank you. and residents are facing a future with fewer firefighters and less equipment. today marks the start of the fiscal year. station 29 is one of two praiting at half capacity. >> we're collecting -- expecting delayed response time. meaning if you have a fire at your house, it will probably get bet bigger and a delay to emergency medical calls. leading to a compromise in patient care. >> the brownout on top of last year's 33 closures. in contra costa county firefighters agreed to a 10% cut to avoid job losses. >> and this may be harder to find fire works this 4th of july weekend. cal fire trying to sell fire works on web sites like craig's list. it's illegal to sell online including safe and sane variety. saying they confiscate them every year. the sale is already underway in several cities, san bruno has a long tradition a
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
million from the budget and all trial courts are taking a big hit. >> and plans to merge four peninsula fire departments will be presented tonight at burlingame city council meeting. this program would combine the millbrae and san bruno departments with central county fire. the merger has been approve bid all four communities. it's projected to save $540,000 per year, closing two fire stations and consolidating fumpxz. no jobs will be lost. >> and another -- cisco systems confirmed it's laying off 6500 employees, 9% of the networking qipt work force, 2100 coming from employees taking part in early retirement and says 15% lk employed at at and above the level of vice president. workers will be notified first week of august. >> another round of dead d.debt talk was out a deal. the president says progress is being made. and the republican senator says he'll slash through spending cuts and raise age at which americans receive social security benefits to 70. >> the fact is that politicians desires for career get in the way of what is best for the country well. know that. you see it every day
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Jul 15, 2011 5:00pm PDT
hooded swert shirts and dark jean autos new details involving a shuffle bus and a big rig. witnesses tell mees the driver may have run a red light. it collided yesterday morning at spoke oek street. a 52-year-old psychiatrist was thrown from the bus and killed. three other passengers and a driver received minor injuries, serious injuries after a bicyclist hit a pedestrian at embarcadero and mission street today just after 8:00 this morning. authorities believe the woman was cross crossing the street legally with the light when hit. if it fault, the cyclist could face same legal repercussions. >> and one of the california freeways turning into a ghost road this weekend that. is going to mean a big mess for drivers in los angeles. a 10-mile stretch of the 405 is going to be closed for a major construction project. there is a look at how people are preparing for carmeggedon. >> with rap tour like like hype, the day has finally come. it's carmeggodon its funny. the term is so draumatic. >> every day is carmeggodon in l.a.. >> the freeway will be shut down in both directions for 53 hours,
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm PDT
, depression, mid life hypertension and obesity and diabetes. >> we went through a big depression stage. >> this 27-year-old molly made important changes. >> exercise. eating healthy. staying active socially. and physically. >> they don't know whether genetics or a cop binnation led to the diagnosis but are hopeful other families will learn from the experience. >> to make the country very much aware that there is this horrible disease. and this affects young people, not just old. >> laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> white house endorsed a bill sponsored by dianne feinstein defining marriage only between a man and woman. it went to affect 15 years ago. >> because of doma couples can not take advantage of federal protection to every other married couples in the country. and believe it or not they're over a thousand federal laws and protections that are afforded to married couples. >> other members will hear testimony tomorrow from same-sex couple who's want to see doma overturned. the house speaker said it's quote the law of the land and saying that this is another effort by washington democr
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Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm PDT
. >>> the driver of this big rig escaped unharmed after the truck overturned to southbound u.s. 101. the truck carrying several crushed vehicles being recycled for scrap. the patrol kept the ramp closed until after 3:00. and this dirt spill delayed driver as long northbound 101 through redwood city today around 11:30 this morning between woodside road and whipple avenue. the chp tells us a dump truck lost the load while driving along the freeway. the back up stretches for 90 minutes. >> and los angeles is bracing for a traffic nightmare this weekend that many are calling carmeggedon. the 405 is shutting down for construction. jet blue offering $4 flights. the airline offering flights between long beach and burbank airports for $4 each way. they're going to operate morning and evening, that price includes taxes and fees. way to make hay out of a problem there. >> and if you have ever noticed charges on your phone bill for services you never ordered, you're not alone. >> and there is michael finney with more. >> we've been investigating for about 20 years now. they got better and... n
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Jul 26, 2011 5:00pm PDT
in fairfield near travis air base, you can see there are just big hot spots. most of the fire is out, and john mentioned they're going to be on the scene quite a while. and the fire makes the kind of containers you can see holding fruits and vegetable autos for those living near the plastics plant officials are warning foam stay indoors and do not want people breathing that toxic smoke. and what is this like? have you been able to smell this stuff? >> we've been able to see it in the form of grass, burned grass. there is some pieces on the ground. you can see there is some black debris, mostly grass. so it appears in water, let's show you what the sky looks like now. there is a better, frankly than it did just an hour ago. right now, things have lightened up, but you can see around 4:00 this afternoon, there was a thick black plume of smoke rising into the air, and only about a half mile southwest of the plant that went up in flames. and there is one around 3:30. and i was standing there in the office and there is another one came in at 4:30. some folks couldn't help but look. >>
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Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm PDT
from mortars on the peer as well as from a barge on the bay. some shells are as big as bowling balls. >> there is about another location pulled out on a barge. >> and two locations will form one spectacular show over the night sky. the big event set for 9:30 tonight z thousands celebrated the 4th, a revival of the rose carnival that began in 1896 later became known as fiesta de had la roses parade. some colorful participants say it's important to celebrate what america is all about. >> this is a society where you can go in where you have a problem with the government you don't have to take a gun, you can step up and go to city hall. you can go to legislature, you can talk to them. >> the parade started in the rose garden neighborhood making its way down the ala immediata, culminating with an old fashioned picnic. classic americanna. for a list of the events around the bay area this evening as well as street closures you can go to our web site abc 7 news.com and look under see it on tv. >> and new research out of stanford turning assumptions about the cause of autism upside down. it's
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm PDT
get to work today. they face a big first tas income probing the shooting death of charles hill on july 3. police say hill approached with a knife. they're going to get trial by fire. the world wants to see are they going to be in lock wupt police? and maybe everything is the way it should be. questions have come up. >> pro testers called for the disbanding of the police department during a demonstration that forced the closure of the civic center station last night. >> and tonight's the night some east bay students could learn whether cutting class will cost them hard cash. the kompbs yord city council meets to start talking about a curfew coming with big fines for students and parents. >> truancy sweeps netted00 students. students skipping class caused home and car break ins and students not in class costs stool skool districts a lot of money in state aid. now, one of the places where truant students hang out is toto santos plaza. it's a fine to be here out because school is out but not okay during the school year. under the proposed curfew, students not in class would get a warn
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Jul 29, 2011 5:00pm PDT
mountain lion spotted in low-lying section of the bay area. this time, a resident saw a big cat about 9:30 last night. police say he spotted a lion in the area of benedict drive and grand avenue near highway 580. there are no other sightings. the caller says she's 100% certain it was a mountain lion. >> and we want to brick you good news now. the oakland a's joining force was police and community organizations to change summer time for west oakland kids. and we'll show their new summer camp. >> playing wiffle ball was unimaginable foremost of these west oakland kids. not too long ago this, area was just a parking lot. oakland a's helped make this dream possible. and a newcomer second baseman threw the first pitch. >> someone like me is someone they can look up to, you know? they see guys like me on the streets all the time to. see there is a positive influence. >> in sm kids were star struck. >> it's good. a lot of phone shall in it. >> it's part of a free summer camp called "together we can" put on by oakland school police department. there are days when up to 90 kids from this neighbo
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